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An event handler for the deviceorientation event, which contains information about a relative device orientation change.


window.ondeviceorientation = function(event) { ... };
window.addEventListener('deviceorientation', function(event) { ... });


Specification Status Comment
Device Orientation Events Working Draft Initial specification.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 7.0 [1] 6 [2] ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support 3.0 (Yes) [1] 6 [2] No support No support 4.2 (Yes) [1]

[1] Before version 50, Chrome provided absolute values instead of relative values for this event. Developers still needing absolute values may use the ondeviceorientationabsolute event.

[2] Firefox 3.6, 4, and 5 supported mozOrientation instead of the standard DeviceOrientationEvent interface

See also

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